A new year brings lots of things. It’s time to start afresh; a period where we begin to look a little more forward and a little less back. For those in the event management software vertical, it’s a time to deliver.
Make no mistake about it, 2020 isn’t just another year for our technology providers. It could see us taking the biggest step towards something we’ve long anticipated, and awaited with open arms.
Following a survey of the most common health and safety issues facing organisers operating overseas, the International Operations Health, Safety and Security Group (IOHSS) selected fire safety optimisation as its main objective for 2019.
To this end, IOHSS began a project to identify best practice guidelines for venues and organisers to implement globally; taking in to consideration the many ways of working and being mindful of regional legalities and language barriers.
Last month saw the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and the Association of Event Venues (AEV) come together to deliver the first-ever UK CEO Summit at Stoke Park on the 31st October 2019.
The objective? To build a framework of mutual cooperation between organisers and venues, to enrich the customer experience, preserve their businesses and see growth for all.
An AEO International Dinner discussion about the Mexican exhibition industry
On a very autumnal, windy and rainy, Monday night in London, the AEO International Organisers Group brought members of the exhibition industry together to discuss far more temperate shores. It was our regular International Dinner, this time, focused on Mexico.
We recently sponsored the AEO Conference, where organisers, venues and suppliers from the events industry came together to learn, share ideas, and network.
This Conference brought something different to the table with the “It’s a Knockout” interactive session, encompassing penguin suits, giant costumes, wet slides and medieval madness to name a few.
But is it enough to turn the tide of government opinion?
Even as Brexit looms and geopolitics continue to throw us all into a spin, the events industry shows no sign of wavering.
In fact, with a reported £11 billion economic impact and over 1000 exhibitions taking place up and down the UK, the industry has never felt more resilient or been more resolved to achieve necessary representation at government level.